Lemon Tree 2008
Based on a true story, writer/director Eran Riklis, with co-scribe Suha Arraf, tells the personal tale of two women, one a traditional Palestinian eking out an existence with her lemon grove, the other an Israeli in an unhappy marriage with a powerful politician. Although they live mere feet apart, their lives are worlds apart.

Hiam Abbass stars in Lemon Tree as Salma Zildane, a widow whose children have grown and who spends her time tending to a lemon grove planted by her father. Her world is turned upside down when the Israeli Defense Minister (Doran Tavory) moves in next door. Soon there are armed guards, secret service agents, and surveillance cameras keeping an eye on Salma's lemons. Seeing the trees as a place for terrorists to hide, the security force decides it would be best if they cut them down. They expect Salma to just roll over and take it, as so many Palestinians have been made to do before. Instead, Salma hires a lawyer, Ziad Daud (Ali Suliman), to fight this action. They end up taking it all the way to the Supreme Court, igniting a media controversy and stirring up trouble in the Minister's home. His wife, Mira (Rona Lipaz-Michael), is shocked by her husband's inhumanity and his quick capitulation to policy.

Director: Eran Riklis
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman, Doron Tavory, Tarik Kopty, Amos Lavi, Amnon Wolf, Linon Banares, Smadar Jaaron, Danny Leshman
Country: Germany, France
Genre: Drama, War

DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:46:16 | 4.25 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Arabic/Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Espanol

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DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:42:01 | 4.42 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Arabic/Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew, Arabic

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